Brookside Congregational Church’s Teaching Opportunities
Teaching is a wonderful way to get to know the young people in our congregation. For each Unit we need three to six teachers. Each Sunday the teacher has a different age group and teaches for three Sundays a workshop they feel comfortable in. The workshops include Art, Cooking, Games, Science, Storytelling/Drama, Music, and Video. We have good printed material that gives you background on the subject and several suggested activities that you could choose from.
We are always looking for people who would be willing to teach a workshop for one Unit or willing to teach a multi-age workshop on vacation or holiday weekend Sundays. This entails teaching just one workshop in one of the areas mentioned above to a group of children ranging in age from 4-11.
Another way to help is to be a Shepherd.
Shepherding is for a full year. You are with the same age group all year. There are two Shepherds for each age group. Each pair of Shepherds work out how they will cover the Sundays. Usually they cover one Unit, which means they can be in Worship every other Unit. The Shepherds see that the children get safely to the class and back to their parents. They take attendance and help the teacher in any way that is needed. This is a great way to get to know a certain age group of children in the church. There is no preparation required; all you need to do is show up on your Sundays and be ready to interact with the children and teacher.
Brookside holds to a “Safe Spaces” policy. Adults and high school youth are encouraged to consider this area of volunteer service. Teaching is a great way to learn and a great way to get to know children and families in the church.
If you are interested in either being a teacher or a shepherd please contact Fran Hakenson, the Church School Coordinator, after worship or call her at 669-2807 ext. 104 or firstname.lastname@example.org.